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Security Alert: U.S. Consulate General Erbil, Iraq (September 28, 2022)
September 28, 2022

Location: Erbil, Iraq

Event:  Consulate General Erbil continues to receive open-source media reports of ongoing drone and rocket attacks by Iranian military forces against Kurdish anti-Iranian entities throughout the Kurdistan region.  The U.S. government cannot say with any assurance that these attacks are over.

The State Department’s Travel Advisory for Iraq remains at Level 4: Do Not Travel due to terrorism, kidnapping, armed conflict, civil unrest, and Mission Iraq’s limited capacity to provide support to U.S. citizens.  For more information, please visit the Iraq Country Information page on travel.state.gov.  Please also review what the U.S. government can and cannot do to assist you in a crisis overseas.

Actions to Take:

Avoid targeted areas: Prde (near Kirkuk), Koya (45km from Erbil), and Zargwez/Ranya (east of Sulaymaniyah).

Avoid disputed border areas.

Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.

Keep a low profile.

Maintain cell phones and the list of emergency consulate contact information with you at all times.

Monitor local media for updates.


  • U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq

+964-760-030-3000 (from outside Iraq)

0760-030-3000 (within Iraq)



  • U.S. Consulate General Erbil, Iraq

+964-66-211-4000 (from outside Iraq)

066-211-4000 (within Iraq)